But there is nothing—zero, zilch, nada—in the Ryan plan that demonstrates how that reduction would come to pass.
zilch, what with Showtime's other steamy sex-heavy drama, The Affair, stealing its thunder.
His conduct is boorish and intemperate; his views are anachronistic and absurd; his moral authority is zilch.
"nothing," 1966, from earlier sense of "meaningless speech" (1960), originally Mr. Zilch (1931), comic character in the magazine "Ballyhoo." Perhaps from U.S. college slang (early 1900s) Joe Zilsch "an insignificant person." Probably a nonsense syllable, but Zilch is an actual German surname of Slavic origin.
Some sleep; a nap: If he wants a few zees we can go on automatic
To sleep; snooze; cop zs: Gotta Z a little while
[1960s+; fr the conventional sibilant or buzzing sound attributed to a sleeping or snoring person]